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Appellate Court Overturns Cellphone Ticket

By Christian Nolan |

The state Appellate Court has overturned the conviction of a man who was allegedly caught by police using his cellphone while driving.

Richard Hayber

Grocery Chain Reaches $5M Settlement in Pay Dispute

By Christian Nolan |

Pending approval from a federal court judge, The Fresh Market grocery chain has struck a $5 million settlement with department managers who say they were shortchanged on overtime pay.

New Top Prosecutor Picked for Windham District

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

A long-time Hartford-based prosecutor, Anne Mahoney, is taking over as the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Windham starting this summer.

Judge Harry Calmar

Disabled Woman Wins $5M Verdict Over Sex Abuse

By Christian Nolan |

A judge in Putnam has awarded over $5.6 million to the estate of a severely mentally handicapped woman who was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a worker at a group home in Danielson.

UPDATE: CT Supreme Court Continues Stance On Death Penalty

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

The state's highest court has essentially ruled for the second time in less than a year that the death penalty violates the state constitution's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

John Williams

Judge Allows Excessive-Force Suit to Move Forward

By MEGAN SPICER |

Two Middletown police officers cannot claim qualified immunity in an excessive-force case filed against them over a 2012 incident involving a homeless woman, a U.S. District Court judge has ruled.

Former Ruby Tuesday Managers Sue in Wage Dispute

By MEGAN SPICER |

Two former Ruby Tuesday employees who claim the restaurant chain denied them overtime pay when they worked many 50-hour or more weeks are seeking class action status in their litigation against their former employer.

Denise Zamore and Eric Greenberg

Conn. Corporate Lawyers Mobilize to Help Veterans Obtain Benefits

By AMARIS ELLIOTT-ENGEL |

Denise Zamore and Eric Greenberg are corporate attorneys working for a Fortune 500 giant, more likely to wear suits to work than uniforms. But they both have a connection to the 2.1 million soldiers and sailors in the United States.

Judge Order Prejudgment Remedy Against Attorney Accused of Improper Eviction

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

A Westport attorney has been accused of mishandling the estate of a Darien woman and improperly evicting two of the deceased woman's daughters from the family home.

Chase Rogers

Divided Conn. Court Again Upholds Death Penalty Ban

By Christian Nolan |

On second thought, the death penalty is still unconstitutional in the state of Connecticut. That's according to the state Supreme Court, which, for the second time since August, ruled that capital punishment violates the state Constitution's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

Court Says Murder Victim's Mother Can't Sue Cops, Prosecutors

By Christian Nolan |

Asher Glace was a key witness in a murder case when she became a murder victim. Her family filed suit, claiming that police and state prosecutors knew she was in danger. But now the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing the family's claim.

Conn. Psychiatrist Settles False Claims Complaint for $423,000

By Christian Nolan |

A 75-year-old Newtown psychiatrist accused of improper billing practices has reached a joint federal and state civil settlement for nearly $423,000.

Former congressional and Senate candidate Lee Whitnum said Greenwich officials violated the Constitution’s Establishment Clause when they allowed a bar mitzvah and an Israeli flag-raising ceremony at town hall.

Court Dismisses Constitutional Claim Involving Bar Mitzvah at Town Hall

By MEGAN SPICER |

The Second Circuit has upheld a district court judge's dismissal of Lisa "Lee" Whitnum's claim that Greenwich improperly allowed its town hall to be used for a bar mitzvah and Israeli flag-raising ceremony in violation of the U.S. Constitution's Establishment Clause.